RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news of a joint consultation from the UK and Welsh Governments which proposes to ban the live export of animals from England and Wales.

The RSPCA has been calling to stop live exports for more than 50 years – and have labelled the news as a “landmark” moment for animal welfare.

Last year, over 6,000 live animals were transported abroad from the UK directly to be slaughtered – though this has fallen rapidly from the nearly … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has urged the Welsh Government to ensure any post-Brexit agricultural support scheme incentivises higher welfare standards on Wales’ farms.

The call comes as the animal welfare charity responds to the Welsh Government’s latest consultation on the future of farm support after the conclusion of the Implementation Period; the eleventh month period following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union where EU rules have largely continued to apply.

After 31 December, subsidy payments will no longer follow EU rules, … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has dealt with 1,641 animal welfare incidents in the month following the nation entering lockdown. 

Dramatic new figures show that – despite the Covid-19 restrictions – the RSPCA is dealing with more than 51 incidents each and every day in Wales.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to reach and rescue animals most in need. … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed calls from Members of the Senedd for the introduction of mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in Wales.

The calls come following an investigation by the Welsh Parliament’s Petitions Committee – which highlighted how a majority of slaughterhouses in Wales do not currently have closed-circuit television systems in place.

Committee members called on the Welsh Government to make the “installation and maintenance of CCTV monitoring systems mandatory in all slaughterhouses in Wales”.

RSPCA Cymru has long called … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is calling for action to tackle the unnecessary stress caused to animals at this time of year, as colourful and loud fireworks are set to light up Wales’ skies – potentially frightening pets, wildlife and other species.

The animal welfare charity is throwing its support behind concerned pet owners and animal lovers with its ‘Bang Out Of Order’ campaign; encouraging the responsible use of fireworks, and the adoption of tighter regulations concerning their use.

RSPCA wants … Continue reading…